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Amanda Johnston

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Amanda Johnston

Amanda Johnston is the author of Another Way to Say Enter (Argus House Press, 2017). She teaches in the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. She lives in Austin, Texas. 

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             after Gwendolyn Brooks 
 
I count the years after you, 
know your would-be ages and remember
the sadness that consumed me with the 
bitter sound of you, my almost-children.
Could not conceive in conceiving you 
our muted
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